G. Alciatore, PhD ("Dr. Dave")
Professional Billiard Instructors Association (PBIA) Advanced Instructor
The approach is based on the instructional resources and products available at: billiards.colostate.edu and DrDaveBilliards.com. Dr. Dave also offers an annual Summer School Boot Camps through the Billiard University
Location (see directions and map below):
Personalized instruction includes:
Dr. Dave's contact information (to schedule a lesson):
I have the most flexibility and availability during January, May-August, and December.
My schedule is more limited during the school year (late August through early December and late January through early May) because I teach at a university on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during that period. I also limit my weekend lessons to only one day per weekend. So if you want to do a multiple-day session during the school year, it would need to be a combination of Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays or Sundays.
Pricing per person for private lessons (discounts available for multiple students, as noted below):
Payment by cash (preferred), check, PayPal, or credit card, due in full before the beginning of the lesson.
A 30% nonrefundable deposit is required at the time of reservation for day-long or multi-day lessons. It can be paid in any of the following ways:
- Mail a check (payable to David Alciatore) to:
Dr. Dave's Pool School
2453 Reception Ct.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
- Send Money via PayPal.com to "DrDave@DrDaveBilliards.com"
- Call (970-482-8229) or e-mail (DrDave@DrDaveBilliards.com) Dr. Dave with your credit card info (name on card, card type, card number, expiration date, 3-digit security code on back of card, and zip code of the billing address).
Group discount applied to per-person price: 25% off for 2 people, 35% off for 3-5 people, 40% off for 6 or more people. For example, for a 3-day session scheduled for 2 people (25% off each), the price would be: 0.75 x 2 x $1920 = $2880.
To purchase a gift certificate for a 1-hour lesson, click here: To purchase a gift certificate for a 2-hour lesson, click here:
Discounted Instructional Products (book and DVD videos):
As a student of Dr. Dave, you get significant discounts on high-quality instructional products (book and DVD videos). For more info, see the the instructional-product description/pricing/ordering page.
Travel and Accommodation Recommendations:
Best Western University Inn
914 S. College Ave.
driving directions (and map) from the airport
If you call the hotel directly at 970-484-1984, sometimes they can offer a discounted rate.
Driving Directions to Dr. Dave's Pool School:
from the airport:
Take Pena Blvd (DEN main exit) and merge into I-70 west. After about 1-2 miles, take the E-470 toll road (2 tolls at $2 each) northwest toward Fort Collins. (Alternatively, after about 6 miles outside of DEN, go north on I-270 toward Fort Collins.) After about 10 miles, go north on I-25. After about 50 miles, get off at Exit 269B called “Fort Collins / Hwy 14." Go west (left) on Hwy 14 (Mulberry St) about 7 miles. Go right (north) on Taft Hill Rd (2 miles west of College Av, Hwy 287). After about 1 mile, cross Laporte Av and go through the traffic circle at Vine Dr, staying on Taft Hill Rd. Take the second left (west) after the traffic circle onto Stonecrest Dr. Veer left, cross the small bridge into "Solar Ridge," and stay on Stonecrest Dr for about 1/4 mile. Reception Ct is a cul-de-sac on the right. We're the first house on the south (right) corner at 2453 Reception Ct.
Here's Google's directions, with a map
from Best Western:
Go north (right) on College Av (Hwy 287). After a few blocks, go west (left) on Mulberry St (Hwy 14) about 2 miles. Go right (north) on Taft Hill Rd. After about 1 mile, cross Laporte Ave and go through the traffic circle at Vine Dr, staying on Taft Hill Rd. Take the second left (west) after the traffic circle onto Stonecrest Dr. Veer left, cross the small bridge into "Solar Ridge," and stay on Stonecrest Dr for about 1/4 mile. Reception Ct is a cul-de-sac on the right. We're the first house on the south (right) corner at 2453 Reception Ct.
Here's Google's directions, with a map
2453 Reception Ct, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521
Local Pool Hall close to the Best Western (if you want additional practice at nights during multiple-day classes):
MatchUps Pool Hall
map and walking directions from the Best Western to Match-Ups (and driving directions)
Dr. Dave's pool credentials (see Dr Dave's pool bio for more info):
click here for information on instructional products available from Dr. Dave Billiards